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Arriving in Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway)

14 June 2013

The train rumbles north. Layers of questions that tugged at me in the build up to my journey, peel away like snake skins, left to flutter in the breeze. 296 more words


Take the 'Tour of a Lifetime' to the Outer Hebrides

If you could choose a travel tour of a lifetime, what would it be? Eating your way through Turkey? Kayaking the canals of Venice? Climbing the mountains of Kashmir? 242 more words


Upcoming Reading

Just a quick note to say that I’ll be giving a reading along with Scottish Poet, Ian Stephen, at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm.  16 more words

Literary Arts

a morning walk to the cove

this morning I awoke to a windless day, it wasn’t raining either though there was that damp wetness in the air, when you can’t get out much there is the urgency to spend every moment you can get out working in the garden, sometimes it’s a good idea to ignore the work and just enjoy getting out, so this morning I decided to go for a walk down to the little cove near me, I think this is the first time this year, usually I go a couple of times in February to collect seaweed but no chance this year, 10 photos taken on the walk, the birds by the shore are oyster catchers, … 78 more words


Clann an Latha an De Keep On Walking!

Our active Western Isles members group is set to become even more active due to support from our Age Scotland grant pot and from the Paths for Health and NHS Western Isles Health Walks Project. 392 more words

Around Scotland

Harris Tweed: From Scottish Sheep to Fashion Week

Harris Tweed, the traditional cloth of Lewis, Harris, the Uists, Barra, and Benbecula, has been hand-woven in the homes of islanders for centuries. Over time machinery has been introduced to aid in the production of this material but many of the original methods remain. 142 more words

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Harris Tweed: The Production

The production of Harris Tweed, initially all done by hand, now utilises a series of machines. There are several stages in this process:

The wool used to produce Harris Tweed is sourced from British sheep. 331 more words

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